Memorize This Week
5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
We’ve been memorizing about looking up, about dying, and about living with Christ.
What’s next? Our memory verses this week give us guidelines on what to do with what we know.
And it’s not easy. Putting something to death can be hard. Especially when it’s something we want to keep alive.
How do we strip away the power of impurity and lust and doing whatever we want to do whenever we want to do it?
It will look different for each of us. Our strategies to kill sin, while all rooted in the power of Christ, are walked out in various forms.
But if these things bring on God’s wrath, let’s find a way to wear them down and kill them off.
Join in this prayer from Katie Orr’s book on Colossians 3, Everyday Obedience, as we align our lives with God’s truths.
“Help me to walk away from the sin that so easily entangles me. Show me what it looks like for me to lay it aside today. I am desperate for the change that only You can bring.”